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Checklist S49518817

 
Location
Heckscher SP, East Islip, Suffolk County, New York, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:04 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 3 minute(s)
Distance:
2.515 mile(s)
Observers:
Tim Healy
Comments:
Whole community twitch to chase a reported rarity
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.8.4
Species
12 species total
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1
1
1
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1

A big surprise that triggered a large scale twitch! Dozens of birders converged to watch this bird cooperatively foraging in the median. Superficially similar to a bluebird or some other thrush. Brownish gray upperparts, paler underneath, with blackish wings. Warm blush of buffy coloration strongest on the breast and around the face. Dark, mask-like pattern around the eye highlighted by a pale supercilium. White tail with a bold, black “T” shape at the end, fanned and flashed repeatedly as the bird balanced on spindly perches in the wind. Long black legs. Rather accommodating, flew up conspicuously as it moved between stakes, signs, traffic cones, and small trees. Caught several morsels during the observation period, including a juicy-looking, long-bodied, caterpillar-like critter

ML120962861

© Tim Healy

Average Quality
ML120962881

© Tim Healy

Average Quality
ML120962931

© Tim Healy

Average Quality
ML120962961

© Tim Healy

Average Quality
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12
2
1

Heard only

 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes